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Victory For Women’s Lives, Health and Safety

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Today the Supreme Court handed down a victory for Women’s Rights. In Whole Women’s Health vs Hellerstedt, the most significant abortion rights case since Planned Parenthood vs Casey, the Court decided in favor Whole Women’s Hear, striking down two provisions of H.R. 2. The first required all on abortion clinics in the state meet the…

Don’t Punish Women: Stop the 20-Week Ban!

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Your voice is urgently needed!! Tell your state lawmakers to oppose HB 1948, the 20-week ban! Monday, April 4th, extremist GOP lawmakers in Pennsylvania’s House slammed a 20-week abortion ban bill through the House Health Committee; the bill was first introduced on Friday, April 1st. Those on the Republican-majority committee who supported the bill refused…

DUMP TRUMP!

Statement by NOW President Terry O’NeillIt’s said that the true definition of a political “gaffe” is when a politician accidentally reveals something truthful about what is going on in his or her head, and Donald Trump’s latest comments about punishing women for having abortions couldn’t be a better example. The fact is that the anti-abortion…

Senator Larry Farnese Helps PA #ProtectTheZone

Earlier this month state Senator Larry Farnese re-introduced Senate Bill 1105, a bill to reduce harassment and confrontations between women accessing abortion care and those determined to bar them by mandating a content-neutral buffer zone around the entrances to health clinics. SB 1105 is similar to the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.…

Support Roe v. Wade on January 22nd

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Stand in Support of Essential Reproductive Health Care for Women!Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, and Friday, January 22 marks the 43rd anniversary. Please do what you can to support access to abortion care – essential healthcare for women – by coming out to rallies, blogging, posting or tweeting about it. Too…

20-Week Abortion Ban Moving in the US Senate

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Contact your Senators today. In PA, that’s Senator Casey Toll Free: (866) 802-2833 and Senator Toomey (202) 224-4254. On Friday, the US House passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. It is not expected to pass in the Senate, but it looks like Republicans will try to now fast-track a 20-week abortion ban bill. Contact…

GOP Presidential Debate Debacle & Ongoing Attacks on Family Planning

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Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt spoke with Rick Smith on The Rick Smith Show about how 11 people seeking the highest office in the land acted as if women and their concerns and issues don’t even exist. Worse, the only female Republican presidential candidate, told outright lies about abortion footage that actually in fact doesn’t…

PA NOW Stands Up for #Roe4All!

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Pennsylvania NOW President Caryn Hunt and Philadelphia NOW Treasurer Louise Francis joined volunteers and advocates from Planned Parenthood, Women’s Way, Access Matters, CLUW and many other feminist organizations in Philadelphia to show support for Roe v Wade and access to safe, legal abortion. The US House, after canceling a vote on a 20-week abortion ban…

Abortion Bans Don’t Work

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The US House of Representatives has scheduled a vote Thursday, on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, to ban all abortions after 20 weeks. HR 36, the cynically misnamed “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” would prohibit all abortions after 20 weeks based on the professionally unsupported notion that fetuses are capable of feeling pain…